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Cancelled: Parade, Holiday Stroll Planned for Saturday is Off Due to Weather

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2013/12/5 4:40:00 (1855 reads)

Open in new windowUpdate 12/6 - 11:30 a.m.:
Lewisville city staff announced that all activities associated with the Holiday Stroll have been cancelled.
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Update 12/5 - 6:15 p.m.:
Due to the Winter Storm Warning that is effect the Motorcycle Toy Run, scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 7 has been cancelled. Toys can still be dropped off at Memorial Park Recreation Center, 1950-B S. Valley Parkway or at Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle. For questions concerning the Motorcycle Toy Run call 972.219.3561. Decision on other Holiday Stroll activities will be posted by 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Update: 12/5 - 10:15 a.m.: We are told that Kiwanis Club announced they have cancelled plans to sell hot dogs during the parade and stroll.

Update: 12/5 - 9:45 a.m.:
Lewisville staff just announced that all outdoor stage performances have been cancelled for Saturday. Other events are still on.

Original Story:
The annual Old Town Holiday Stroll will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, in Old Town Lewisville, featuring a wide range of free family events from 3 to 8 p.m.

The event, previously called “Holiday at the Hall,” is being jointly presented by City of Lewisville and Old Town Business Association, with assistance from Keep Lewisville Beautiful, Kiwanis Club of Southern Denton County and Old Town Preservation Society.

City staff reported Wednesday that in light of the winter storm warning for Thursday and Friday, they would be keeping a close eye on weather conditions, and would make a final decision by Friday at 4 p.m. as to any cancellations or changes for any of the events.

Open in new windowHighlights will include Huffines Auto Group Christmas Parade at 3 p.m., followed by Holiday Stroll activities from 4 to 8 p.m. including the city’s Christmas Tree Lighting, a Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa Claus, unveiling the Christmas Window Display tour, live music and entertainment, children’s crafts and more.

Although not part of the Holiday Stroll, the annual Motorcycle Toy Run will be held the same day starting at 10 a.m. at American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth and ending with lunch and a live band in Old Town Lewisville. As many as 1,000 bikes are expected to participate and to collect more than 1,000 toys for local children’s charities.

The parade will follow the same route as in past years, starting at Cowan Street and travelling east on Main Street, then south on Mill Street to Purnell. Prime viewing areas will be set up along Main Street in the downtown corridor. Recent parades have drawn more than 70 entries, including the Lewisville High School band and a variety of floats and vehicles.

Open in new windowAfter the parade, Santa Claus will meet with children for photos and to hear their Christmas requests. Local groups will perform on the Community Stage, while the Kiwanis sell hot dog meals for $5 each.

At 5:15 p.m., Mayor Dean Ueckert and Mrs. Claus will join forces for the “Lewisville Lights!” Old Town Christmas Tree Lighting, flipping the switch to turn on the city’s Christmas tree and tens of thousands of lights along Main and Church streets, on Lewisville City Hall and on MCL Grand.

Event parking will be available at Lewisville City Hall and the City-owned parking lot at the corner of Mil and Charles streets. Visitors also can come to Lewisville on the DCTA A-train to Old Town Station, or park at the station, and ride DCTA Connect bus service to the event.

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